History YMMV / MonsterHigh

3rd Aug '17 2:15:45 PM WolfThunder
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* WhatMightHaveBeen: Pre-reboot, a live action movie was planned. The Monster High Youtube is currently releasing the storyboards and their scratch tracks on Youtube in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-esque]] short clips as "The Lost Movie", indirectly confirming that it fell through. The movie centers around the long-awaited crossover with Franchise/EverAfterHigh, and there's even a scratch track for the trailer.
3rd Aug '17 11:38:30 AM WolfThunder
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Racism and bigotry is bad, and you should accept those who are different from you. Come 2015-16, there's also the message to avoid cyberbullying. Considering MH's main demographic is young girls, that anvil really needs to be dropped.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Racism and bigotry is are bad, and you should accept those who are different from you. Come 2015-16, there's also the message to avoid cyberbullying. Considering MH's main demographic is young girls, that anvil really needs to be dropped.
22nd Jul '17 10:55:35 AM 8BrickMario
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!! General
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The franchise itself has surprised a lot of people, since a line of fashion dolls including monsters of all kinds, and having unusual body parts wasn't expected to sell so well, thereby averting the trope.
* AwesomeMusic: Gaga for Ghouls, an awesome fusion of the previous Fright Songs that sounds great but also serves as a reassurance that G1 isn't gone from the reboot- it's just changed.
* CreepyCute: Both G1 and G2 feature this in spades, though the latter trends toward the "cute" side.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Ghoulia has been largely the fan favorite since her first appearance, which still remains. Her original doll easily sold for 4x its retail when released onto ebay. Creator/{{Mattel}} took notice of this and gave her 6 dolls in total for 2011, including the SDCC exclusive, giving her nearly as different versions as Frankie, Clawdeen & Cleo, two of which are only available in multipacks that fans have no qualms about purchasing (despite that one is a repackage of 4 old dolls included with her) exclusively for her. However, in the 2016 reboot she's OutOfFocus. Clawd, Heath, and Abbey also count.
** Twyla, Casta Fierce, and Wydowna/Bonita are rather popular on Tumblr.
* FanficFuel: Several of the themed doll lines (practically all in G2) have no media tie-ins, providing plenty of material for writer fans to expand on. The Fright-Mares, too, as not every one matches up to an existing monster, providing OC fuel and fuel for story explanation for them.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Racism and bigotry is bad, and you should accept those who are different from you. Come 2015-16, there's also the message to avoid cyberbullying. Considering MH's main demographic is young girls, that anvil really needs to be dropped.
* WhatMightHaveBeen: Pre-reboot, a live action movie was planned. The Monster High Youtube is currently releasing the storyboards and their scratch tracks on Youtube in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-esque]] short clips as "The Lost Movie", indirectly confirming that it fell through. The movie centers around the long-awaited crossover with Franchise/EverAfterHigh, and there's even a scratch track for the trailer.
* WTHCastingAgency: An unusual example, with the "actors" being the characters chosen for certain doll lines. Frequently, completely random characters will be included in themed lines, and often, thematically appropriate characters will be omitted from said lines.

!! G1 Monster High



** The franchise itself has surprised a lot of people, since a line of fashion dolls including monsters of all kinds, and having unusual body parts wasn't expected to sell so well, thereby averting the trope.
** For many existing fans, the 2016 overhaul of the line. The line has been popular mainly because the dolls were darker and weirder than other girls' toys, and many feel that softening the faces to make the monsters "less scary and more approachable" completely defeats the purpose of the line, as they now look more generic. It doesn't help that the old tagline [[note]] Be yourself. Be unique. Be a monster.[[/note]] has been replaced, seemingly highlighting the dolls' own dilution.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** After a large amount of fandom backlash of the TheyChangedItNowItSucks variety, the creators really stressed that Recap/WelcomeToMonsterHigh wasn't a reboot, but a prequel. They even [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] in the subtitle "The Origin Story" to the movie's name.
** 2016 giving a few older character second doll releases, which goes twofold. One, it's great to see them remembering and bringing back Whisp, Amanita, and Gooliope instead of wasting them, and two, it's something that most reboot-haters can't argue with and it proves that they're not throwing the old continuity and characters out the window.
** The reboot has given some molded body detailing to characters who were lacking, and fixed some technical problems with the dolls.
*** Abbey and Clawdeen receive some fur detailing, details which felt missing on them. Clawdeen's always been stated to have lots of hair, and people were upset at the implication that shaving her body hair was required for her to be beautiful. Abbey's fur seemed especially needed after her cousin Mari's introduction made cold-weather Abbey seem lacking in detail.
*** Cleo got some new detailing as well, with molded wrappings on her body akin to the Create-A-Monster mummy. This definitely helps her seem monstrous, as she was the most mundane character before. Her gold-streaked brown hair has also been achieved with golden blonde highlights rather than tinsel, which many people disliked for behaving in a different way to the hair and making it more difficult to style.
*** Lagoona's fins have been made more secure, with the leg fins having a stronger connection. She also has some scales molded on her limbs while she didn't before.
*** Venus finally got some molded plant detailing on her body, much like Honey's.
*** Toralei gets her black cat nose, rather than the unpainted one of before.
*** While some people are opposed to the main cast's new faces, many agree that Draculaura's bright smile and wide eyes are much better suited to her sweet and cute personality.
*** The reboot dolls' bodies have been bulked up (male and female) and are sturdier, as are their elbow and hand pegs, which makes them less prone to breaking and tones down the alarming skinniness that many have complained about.
*** On the whole, the reboot outfits are much more modest and more suitable for high school and teenagers in that age group.
** The post-reboot "I Love Fashion" dolls include four outfits instead of three and a stand.
** After the backlash over Ghoulia's conspicuous absence in the reboot, Mattel has made an announcement that she will make a big return in 2017.
** Many fans are pleased with Moanica for being a recurring villain who doesn't just change her ideologies because someone gives her a talking-to, unlike some other easily-converted antagonists.
** This is invoked with the Monster Family line, which was in response to kids wanting to know more about the cast's everyday lives and families.
** And, of course, the most important change to be made: [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lagoona's eyebrows finally match her hair.]]



* AwesomeMusic: Gaga for Ghouls, an awesome fusion of the previous Fright Songs that sounds great but also serves as a reassurance that G1 isn't gone from the reboot- it's just changed.

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* AwesomeMusic: Gaga BaseBreaker:
** Fans are divided on the later edition of Astranova, which changed her skin from indigo to mauve
for Ghouls, an awesome fusion no discernible reason. Some prefer the original for film/artwork accuracy and resembling the night sky, and others like the softer, sweeter look of the previous Fright Songs that sounds great but also serves as a reassurance that G1 isn't gone later release.
** Isi Dawndancer, who contains design elements
from multiple Native American tribes. Is she okay because she's more inclusive to a wide Native American market and the reboot- it's just changed.deer-woman legend is told by many tribes, or is she insensitive, homogenizing tribes without much care toward their traditions?



** Fans are divided on the later edition of Astranova, which changed her skin from indigo to mauve for no discernible reason. Some prefer the original for film/artwork accuracy and resembling the night sky, and others like the softer, sweeter look of the later release.
** Isi Dawndancer, who contains design elements from multiple Native American tribes. Is she okay because she's more inclusive to a wide Native American market and the deer-woman legend is told by many tribes, or is she insensitive, homogenizing tribes without much care toward their traditions?



* CreepyCute: If it isn't the above, likely the character applies here.



* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Ghoulia has been largely the fan favorite since her first appearance, which still remains. Her original doll easily sold for 4x its retail when released onto ebay. Creator/{{Mattel}} took notice of this and gave her 6 dolls in total for 2011, including the SDCC exclusive, giving her nearly as different versions as Frankie, Clawdeen & Cleo, two of which are only available in multipacks that fans have no qualms about purchasing (despite that one is a repackage of 4 old dolls included with her) exclusively for her. However, in the 2016 reboot she's OutOfFocus. Clawd, Heath, and Abbey also count.
** Twyla, Casta Fierce, and Wydowna/Bonita are rather popular on Tumblr.



* FanficFuel: Several of the themed doll lines have no media tie-ins, providing plenty of material for writer fans to expand on. The Fright-Mares, too, as not every one matches up to an existing monster, providing OC fuel and fuel for story explanation for them.



* GeniusBonus:
** When Nefera summons a miniature Cthulhu in the season two finale, it's defeated by the [[CatGirl werecats]]: cats were one of the few things Lovecraft actually liked.
** Cleo's G2 age is 3357, which would mean she was born in 1341 B.C., a year shared with the birth of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
* GirlShowGhetto: This has been pretty well averted, due to the horror appeal attracting fans of all ages and genders, and for having better male representation than in many other girl-targeted franchises.

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* GeniusBonus:
**
GeniusBonus: When Nefera summons a miniature Cthulhu in the season two finale, it's defeated by the [[CatGirl werecats]]: cats were one of the few things Lovecraft actually liked.
** Cleo's G2 age is 3357, which would mean she was born in 1341 B.C., a year shared with the birth of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
* GirlShowGhetto: This has been pretty well averted, due to the horror appeal attracting fans of all ages and genders, and for having better male representation than in many other girl-targeted franchises. G2 may play it straighter, depending on how you see the changes.



** For a number of fans Ari Hauntington and Draculaura in the 2016 reboot. Drac's obsession of Ari is a borderline StalkerWithACrush reminiscent of the stereotypical boyband brand of rapid fan girls. Plus, Ari's change of hairstyle towards the end of the movie feels like a GettingCrapPastTheRadar AmbiguouslyGay metaphor of sorts. Mainstream masses may not get it but the minority underground sure understand the symbolism of the change.
* LoveItOrHateIt:
** Clawdia's face mold. Some people like the personality of her toothy grin, and others are creeped out.
** The 2016 reboot of the franchise (complete with new doll faces, different animation styles for both the movies and webisodes, and Draculaura's promotion to the main character of the franchise) has already begun to cause this among fans. Many feel the new style goes against the heart of the franchise and its message to embrace one's 'freaky flaws' by making the dolls less 'dark and edgy' and more generically cute. There's even an online petition to get Mattel to restore the original doll faces. Others welcome the change to the franchise, or at least accept Mattel's reasons for rebooting it, and point out how they've been gradually softening the franchise since its beginning.

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** For a number of fans Ari Hauntington and Draculaura in the 2016 reboot. Drac's obsession of Ari is a borderline StalkerWithACrush reminiscent of the stereotypical boyband brand of rapid fan girls. Plus, Ari's change of hairstyle towards the end of the movie feels like a GettingCrapPastTheRadar AmbiguouslyGay metaphor of sorts. Mainstream masses may not get it but the minority underground sure understand the symbolism of the change.
* LoveItOrHateIt:
**
LoveItOrHateIt: Clawdia's face mold. Some people like the personality of her toothy grin, and others are creeped out. \n** The 2016 reboot of the franchise (complete with new doll faces, different animation styles for both the movies and webisodes, and Draculaura's promotion to the main character of the franchise) has already begun to cause this among fans. Many feel the new style goes against the heart of the franchise and its message to embrace one's 'freaky flaws' by making the dolls less 'dark and edgy' and more generically cute. There's even an online petition to get Mattel to restore the original doll faces. Others welcome the change to the franchise, or at least accept Mattel's reasons for rebooting it, and point out how they've been gradually softening the franchise since its beginning.



* ReplacementScrappy: Due to Monster High's reboot marketing putting Spectra and Ghoulia OutOfFocus while heavily promoting [[RememberTheNewGuy Moanica and Ari Hauntington]], some people regard the latter two as SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitutes. However, Monster High has said that none of its characters are disappearing (A ''[=WtMH=]'' teaser even confirms the appearance of Venus, Twyla, and Toralei), and besides the shared monster type, Moanica and Ari have very different roles.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Racism and bigotry is bad, and you should accept those who are different from you. Come 2015-16, there's also the message to avoid cyberbullying. Considering MH's main demographic is young girls, that anvil really needs to be dropped.



* TearJerker: Gooliope's diary includes the note her creator left with her when he sent her to the circus. On it is a big pink spot. It may seem like a result of her gooey fingers, but considering the note, ''that's a tear''.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** In 2016, Mattel rebooted Monster High to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's poor track record with this sort of thing, which even caused some franchises to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.
** Another problem with the reboot is the extreme cost-cutting measures, such as the lack of stands, an inclusion that was widely appreciated before, and the absence of diaries to provide more backstory. In some cases articulation has even been reduced. The worst part? The dolls still cost the same as they did when they came out- actually perhaps a bit more in some cases.
** Venus in G2, as her joints are incorrectly molded so the limbs don't fit together properly, and also because she has nonremovable parts for dressing.

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* TearJerker: Gooliope's diary includes the note her creator left with her when he sent her to the circus. On it is a big pink spot. It may seem like a result of her gooey fingers, but considering the note, ''that's a tear''.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** In 2016, Mattel rebooted Monster High to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's poor track record with this sort of thing, which even caused some franchises to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.
** Another problem with the reboot is the extreme cost-cutting measures, such as the lack of stands, an inclusion that was widely appreciated before, and the absence of diaries to provide more backstory. In some cases articulation has even been reduced. The worst part? The dolls still cost the same as they did when they came out- actually perhaps a bit more in some cases.
** Venus in G2, as her joints are incorrectly molded so the limbs don't fit together properly, and also because she has nonremovable parts for dressing.
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** Thanks to the reboot the hinted crossover between Monster High and Franchise/EverAfterHigh was canceled.

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** Thanks to the reboot reboot, the hinted crossover between Monster High and Franchise/EverAfterHigh was canceled.



** The stop-motion webisodes, due to the attempts at facial animation, but the limited extent to which they could do so.
** The G2 webisode animation may come across as this for those used to the G1 animation; some may even consider it OffModel.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: Pre-reboot, a live action movie was planned. The Monster High Youtube is currently releasing the storyboards and their scratch tracks on Youtube in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-esque]] short clips as "The Lost Movie", indirectly confirming that it fell through. The movie centers around the long-awaited crossover with Franchise/EverAfterHigh, and there's even a scratch track for the trailer.



* WTHCastingAgency: An unusual example, with the "actors" being the characters chosen for certain doll lines. Frequently, completely random characters will be included in themed lines, and often, thematically appropriate characters will be omitted from said lines.

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!! G2 Monster High
* WTHCastingAgency: An unusual example, AudienceAlienatingPremise: For many existing fans, the 2016 overhaul of the line. The line has been popular mainly because the dolls were darker and weirder than other girls' toys, and many feel that softening the faces to make the monsters "less scary and more approachable" completely defeats the purpose of the line, as they now look more generic. It doesn't help that the old tagline [[note]] Be yourself. Be unique. Be a monster.[[/note]] has been replaced, seemingly highlighting the dolls' own dilution.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** After a large amount of fandom backlash of the TheyChangedItNowItSucks variety, the creators really stressed that Recap/WelcomeToMonsterHigh wasn't a reboot, but a prequel. They even [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] in the subtitle "The Origin Story" to the movie's name.
** 2016 giving a few older character second doll releases, which goes twofold. One, it's great to see them remembering and bringing back Whisp, Amanita, and Gooliope instead of wasting them, and two, it's something that most reboot-haters can't argue with and it proves that they're not throwing the old continuity and characters out the window.
** The reboot has given some molded body detailing to characters who were lacking, and fixed some technical problems
with the "actors" dolls.
*** Abbey and Clawdeen receive some fur detailing, details which felt missing on them. Clawdeen's always been stated to have lots of hair, and people were upset at the implication that shaving her body hair was required for her to be beautiful. Abbey's fur seemed especially needed after her cousin Mari's introduction made cold-weather Abbey seem lacking in detail.
*** Cleo got some new detailing as well, with molded wrappings on her body akin to the Create-A-Monster mummy. This definitely helps her seem monstrous, as she was the most mundane character before. Her gold-streaked brown hair has also been achieved with golden blonde highlights rather than tinsel, which many people disliked for behaving in a different way to the hair and making it more difficult to style.
*** Lagoona's fins have been made more secure, with the leg fins having a stronger connection. She also has some scales molded on her limbs while she didn't before.
*** Venus finally got some molded plant detailing on her body, much like Honey's.
*** Toralei gets her black cat nose, rather than the unpainted one of before.
*** While some people are opposed to the main cast's new faces, many agree that Draculaura's bright smile and wide eyes are much better suited to her sweet and cute personality.
*** The reboot dolls' bodies have been bulked up (male and female) and are sturdier, as are their elbow and hand pegs, which makes them less prone to breaking and tones down the alarming skinniness that many have complained about.
*** On the whole, the reboot outfits are much more modest and more suitable for high school and teenagers in that age group.
** The post-reboot "I Love Fashion" dolls include four outfits instead of three and a stand.
** After the backlash over Ghoulia's conspicuous absence in the reboot, Mattel has made an announcement that she will make a big return in 2017.
** Many fans are pleased with Moanica for
being a recurring villain who doesn't just change her ideologies because someone gives her a talking-to, unlike some other easily-converted antagonists.
** This is invoked with the Monster Family line, which was in response to kids wanting to know more about the cast's everyday lives and families.
** And, of course, the most important change to be made: [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lagoona's eyebrows finally match her hair.]]
* GeniusBonus: Cleo's G2 age is 3357, which would mean she was born in 1341 B.C., a year shared with the birth of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
* HoYay: For a number of fans Ari Hauntington and Draculaura in the 2016 reboot. Drac's obsession of Ari is a borderline StalkerWithACrush reminiscent of the stereotypical boyband brand of rapid fan girls. Plus, Ari's change of hairstyle towards the end of the movie feels like a GettingCrapPastTheRadar AmbiguouslyGay metaphor of sorts. Mainstream masses may not get it but the minority underground sure understand the symbolism of the change.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Among fans, the two main reactions to the reboot are neutral acceptance and despairing disappointment--nobody seems to enthusiastically prefer the overhaul. The new, softer face designs, the promotion of Draculaura to the protagonist, the completely overhauled canon, and generally lighter and sweeter designs have rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way, though some prefer (or at least agree with the reasoning) the more kid-friendly changes, and find things they still like about the brand. Others are inconsolable.
* ReplacementScrappy: Due to Monster High's reboot marketing putting Spectra and Ghoulia OutOfFocus while heavily promoting [[RememberTheNewGuy Moanica and Ari Hauntington]], some people regard the latter two as SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitutes. However, Monster High has said that none of its characters are disappearing (A ''[=WtMH=]'' teaser even confirms the appearance of Venus, Twyla, and Toralei), and besides the shared monster type, Moanica and Ari have very different roles.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Frankie to some, as she now has a more defined personality, but others resent that she rips traits from Ghoulia, leaving her character, if they choose to use it, unclear.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** In 2016, Mattel rebooted Monster High to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's poor track record with this sort of thing, which even caused some franchises to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.
** Another problem with the reboot is the extreme cost-cutting measures, such as the lack of stands, an inclusion that was widely appreciated before, and the absence of diaries to provide more backstory. In some cases articulation has even been reduced. The worst part? The dolls still cost the same as they did when they came out- actually perhaps a bit more in some cases.
** The shift toward unremovable joints is frustrating enough for fans because it limits the clothes that dolls can wear (everything needs to have sleeves large enough for the hands to go through), but the fact that the new joint system created gappy and obvious joints on the relatively seamless dolls of before just adds insult to injury.
** Some think the addition of previously-unseen siblings to
the characters chosen is lazy and outright jarring for certain doll lines. Frequently, completely random the characters will be included in themed lines, who have no backstory that allows for the sudden appearance of one, i.e., Lagoona has lots of siblings and often, thematically appropriate characters will be omitted from said lines.so does Clawdeen, and Frankie's sister was clearly built at a presumably recent time, but Draculaura and Cleo? No reason.
** The greatly reduced presence of a canon to the line, making it obvious that it's just about the toys now. Granted, the webisodes were getting less meaningful by the end of G1, but now there's no real exploration of story beyond the yearly movies.
* UncannyValley:
** The stop-motion webisodes, due to the attempts at facial animation, but the limited extent to which they could do so.
** The G2 webisode animation may come across as this for those used to the G1 animation; some may even consider it OffModel.
11th Jun '17 11:42:02 PM lalalei2001
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Spectra just a know-it-all gossip with nothing better to do, or is her past so traumatic (and possibly [[TheAtoner guilt-ridden]]) that she blocked it out to the point of not actually remembering it and surrounds herself in the lives of others because of this?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
**
Is Spectra just a know-it-all gossip with nothing better to do, or is her past so traumatic (and possibly [[TheAtoner guilt-ridden]]) that she blocked it out to the point of not actually remembering it and surrounds herself in the lives of others because of this?



** YMMV on whether it's a fair tradeoff, but the post-reboot "I Love Fashion" dolls include four outfits instead of three and a stand.

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** YMMV on whether it's a fair tradeoff, but the The post-reboot "I Love Fashion" dolls include four outfits instead of three and a stand.



* {{Brownface}}: Of the vocal sort. Seth Ptolemy's an Egyptian rapper played by white American musician T. J. Smith. Also, Cleo de Nile is voiced by white voice actress Salli Saffioti.
* CuteButCacophonic: Draculaura's voice, to some.



** In 2016, Mattel reboots some franchise faces to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's [[ExecutiveMeddling poor past]] with this sort of thing which even caused some franchises (My Scene, Diva Starz, and poor MOTU two times!) to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.

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** In 2016, Mattel reboots some franchise faces rebooted Monster High to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's [[ExecutiveMeddling poor past]] track record with this sort of thing thing, which even caused some franchises (My Scene, Diva Starz, and poor MOTU two times!) to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.



** The stop-motion webisodes may count as this, due to the attempts at facial animation, but the limited extent to which they could do so.

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** The stop-motion webisodes may count as this, webisodes, due to the attempts at facial animation, but the limited extent to which they could do so.



** The dolls all use a body based on the same mold- this has been a common Mattel practice for decades(anyone who has been a fan of MOTU can attest to this) and tends to be a routine practice for doll lines in general as it means that all clothing made for the line can fit any doll(changing outfits is an often encouraged manner of play for such lines). As a result there is VERY little actual "diversity" of body types overall. Even the larger "adult" body used for Nefera and Bloodgood was more an exception than the rule.
9th Jun '17 7:28:02 PM whateveryousay21
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** In 2016, Mattel reboots some franchise faces to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's [[ExecutiveMeddling poor past]] with this sort of thing which even caused some franchises (My Scene, Diva Starz) to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.
** Another problem with the reboot is the extreme cost-cutting measures, such as the lack of stands, an inclusion that was widely appreciated before, and the absence of diaries to provide more backstory.

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** In 2016, Mattel reboots some franchise faces to be LighterAndSofter. Due to Mattel's [[ExecutiveMeddling poor past]] with this sort of thing which even caused some franchises (My Scene, Diva Starz) Starz, and poor MOTU two times!) to [[{{Cancellation}} get the hammer]], some fans are foretelling the doom of the franchise and lambasting the new looks.
** Another problem with the reboot is the extreme cost-cutting measures, such as the lack of stands, an inclusion that was widely appreciated before, and the absence of diaries to provide more backstory. In some cases articulation has even been reduced. The worst part? The dolls still cost the same as they did when they came out- actually perhaps a bit more in some cases.


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** The dolls all use a body based on the same mold- this has been a common Mattel practice for decades(anyone who has been a fan of MOTU can attest to this) and tends to be a routine practice for doll lines in general as it means that all clothing made for the line can fit any doll(changing outfits is an often encouraged manner of play for such lines). As a result there is VERY little actual "diversity" of body types overall. Even the larger "adult" body used for Nefera and Bloodgood was more an exception than the rule.
21st Feb '17 5:07:00 PM 8BrickMario
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** This is invoked with the Monster Family line, which was in response to kids wanting to know more about the cast's everyday lives and families.
12th Feb '17 4:13:23 PM 8BrickMario
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** Venus in G2, as her joints are incorrectly molded so the limbs don't fit together properly, and also because she has nonremovable parts for dressing.
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** Many fans are pleased with Moanica for being a recurring villain who doesn't just change her ideologies because someone gives her a talking-to, unlike some other easily-converted antagonists.
15th Jan '17 3:29:37 PM 8BrickMario
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* FanficFuel: Several of the themed doll lines have no media tie-ins, providing plenty of material for writer fans to expand on.

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* FanficFuel: Several of the themed doll lines have no media tie-ins, providing plenty of material for writer fans to expand on. The Fright-Mares, too, as not every one matches up to an existing monster, providing OC fuel and fuel for story explanation for them.
31st Dec '16 1:48:36 PM GreenFablesInverness
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*** In the reboot her personality change is more warmly received in which they give her a MadScientist streak similar to her grandfather Dr. Victor Frankenstein. But given this is the [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks reboot]] we're talking about an equal number if not great amount of fans recent her for taking the spot of "tech-geek" from fan-fave Ghoulia.

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*** In the reboot her personality change is more warmly received in which they give her she's given a MadScientist streak similar to her grandfather Dr. Victor Frankenstein. But given this is the [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks reboot]] we're talking about an equal number if not great amount of fans recent resent her for taking the spot of "tech-geek" from fan-fave Ghoulia.
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